About Paul Russell Ostrom
Hello and welcome. I am Paul Ostrom (he/him), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and co-founder of Better Life Behavioral Health. I have provided therapy for people with various backgrounds and challenges since 2011. I specialize in treating adults with co-occurring disorders, which means having a substance use disorder, a mental health issue and usually a history of trauma. I use a combination of CBT, EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing to help clients clarify their goals, overcome their obstacles, and create a better life for themselves.
I am a San Diego native and have lived here most of my life. I earned my BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Brandman University. One passion in my life is learning new things, especially how to better help others. In my spare time I like watching movies, reading, traveling, playing pickleball and going to the gym. I live my life with my guiding principle of creating balance between family, friends, work, and health.
I look forward to collaborating with you, so we can create a life you are passionate about again.